Appearance on WCCO/CBS’s Mid Morning show

When: Mon October 16 2017 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: WCCO Minneapolis

Kare 11/NBC interview with Pat Evans

When: Tue October 17 2017 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Kare 11/NBC

Interview on FOX 9 Morning Buzz

When: Mon October 23 2017 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: FOX 9

Crime Fiction Panel

Come join a conversation with James R Benn, author of the Billy Boyle WWII Mysteries; SW Lauden, author of the Greg Salem Mysteries and Tommy and Shayna Crime Capers; and James Tucker, a debut author on the Minnesota scene. Conversation will be facilitated by Crimespree's Kate Malmon.

When: Thu November 2 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Once Upon a Crime Bookstore, Minneapolis

Land of 10,000 Mysteries

Special Barnes + Noble event featuring nine of the finest mystery and thriller authors today!

Chat with your faves? Gain insider info? Write a thriller? Solve mini-mysteries? Meet industry experts? Win prizes? Walk the black carpet? And get plenty of photo ops? You bet!

All this and more will be on offer at Barnes + Noble Minnetonka Mystery Night.

When: Thu November 9 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ridgehaven Mall Barnes + Noble

Book Signing

When: Sat December 9 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Barnes and Noble Maple Grove

Radio Interview

December 12th, 7:30PM Central Time, on Write On! Radio, we speak with James Tucker about his new novel NEXT OF KIN.

When: Tue December 12 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: KFAI at 90.3 MSP / 106.7 STP or streaming online at

Reading at Hennepin County Library

When: Sat March 10 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Maple Plain Library

Once Upon a Crime 31st Anniversary Bash

Celebrate the 31st anniversary of Once Upon a Crime bookstore by joining me and 25 other Minnesota authors in the store!

I'll be there from 12:30 to 1:00 with Barbara Deese, Rhonda Gilliland, Lois Greiman, Brian Lutterman and Rick Ollerman. The 26 authors will rotate through in four shifts from 12-2PM.

Hope to see you there!

When: Sat March 31 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Once Upon a Crime Bookstore, Minneapolis

KARE 11 News

Interview on KARE 11 News at 4 with Pat Evans

When: Fri October 19 2018 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Kare 11/NBC

Reading at Edina Reads Program

Sponsored by the Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Education, Edina Senior Center, Edina High School, and Edina League of Women Voters.

When: Sat October 20 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Fireside Room @ The Edina Senior Center

Book Signing

When: Sat October 27 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Barnes & Noble Galleria

Meet the Author

When: Sat November 17 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Once Upon a Crime Bookstore, Minneapolis

Interview on The Lori and Julia Show

KMY Talk 107.9 FM Radio in the Twin Cities
Listen live at

When: Thu January 10 2019 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Stream the Lori and Julia Show

Teaching Event: Writing the Suspense Novel

Are all novels mysteries? Discuss and learn the elements and techniques of a suspense novel, with specific focus on examples from crime fiction (mysteries and thrillers). The class will draw on examples of experts in the genre such as Lee Child, Jo Nesbo, and others, as well as from teaching artist James Tucker’s two novels, Next of Kin and The Holdouts. Students in the class will have time to practice writing a few paragraphs of the beginning of a scene using the elements and techniques discussed, and to share some of this writing with the class. There will also be time for general questions and discussions about writing and publication.

When: Sat March 16 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis

Joy Circle Presents: An Evening with Author James Tucker

All are invited to attend a presentation by local author James Tucker, the author of the acclaimed Buddy Lock Thrillers, Next of Kin, and The Holdouts. Tucker is a graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School and one of four fiction writers awarded a position at a past Mentor Series at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.

When: Wed April 10 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 1700 Chapel